Assistant Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts
School of Film and Media Studies
Office: Social Sciences 1024
Shaka McGlotten is an Assistant Professor of Media, Society, and the Arts at Purchase College, where he teaches courses on media, ethnography, and digital culture. His research focuses on the intersections of media technologies with categories of gender, sexuality, and race in particular. He also works in what might be broadly called “affect studies,” or the the study of the ways feelings are central to our individually lived and shared social experiences. He is currently at work on a manuscript that explores these themes. Virtual Intimacies: Media Cultures and Queer Sociality examines a range of media sites—DIY porn, online gaming, gay chatrooms—to examine the mutual intensification between digital media culture and the creativity of queer sociality.
Ph.D., Social Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
B.A., Studio Art and Africana Studies, Grinnell College, 1997
Areas of expertise:
politics of intimacy; race; gender and sexuality; technology and new media; artworlds
queer studies; race; porn; DIY cultures; media convergence; virtual worlds; gaming; pedagogy
Queer Media Convergence; Introduction to Media, Society and the Arts; Media Ethnographies; Critical Perspectives on Media, Society, and the Arts; Computers and Culture
“Feeling Black and Blue: Virtual Sex Publics and Black Affects” in Do You Feel Me?: Exploring Black American Gender and Sexuality through Emotion and Feeling (Forthcoming 2011).
“A Brief and Improper History of Queerspaces and Sexpublics in Austin, Texas,” Gender, Place, and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography (Forthcoming 2011).
“Like, Dead and Live Life: Zombies, Digital Culture, and Queer Sociality” in Discourses of the Living Dead (Forthcoming 2011).
“Speculating Black, Speculating Queer: Towards a Black Queer Anthropology?” Transforming Anthropology: The Journal for the Association of Black Anthropologists (Forthcoming)
“No Beached Whales.” With Dana-Ain Davis and Vanessa Agard-Jones, SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 11:3 (2009): 87-93
“Spatial Articulations.” With Dana-Ain Davis and Vanessa Agard-Jones, SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 11:4 (2009)
“Virtual Intimacies” in Queers Online, David Phillips and Kate O’Riordan, eds. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.